Language Interaction and Social Organization RFG Tag

This talk explores bilingual women’s social and narrative positioning as informal linguistic brokers (or community interpreters) in a rural town dependent on the industrial processing of fresh kosher meat-products. Specifically, it addresses how these women as “community accountants” employed reflexive interdiscursivity and oriented to different...

This study investigates the sequentially occasioned provision of what I term ‘category accounts’ in interaction. Category accounts tap into and make use of normative assumptions about identities and membership categories in order to explain away moments of what the participants view as category deviance. To...

Discursive Strategies of Dominance: How Publics Are Homogenized Scholars have been noting for many years the increasingly polyphonous, fractured and heterogeneous discourses that have gained public visibility in this era of the internet, “superdiversity” and “globalization.” Yet, if we look around the world, we see many...

John B. Haviland will present a lecture on “K’alal Lajyak’bekon Notisia, ‘Bweno Ta Xinupunkutik’, Gloria a Dios, Háganlo Bien (When they told me ‘Well, we’re getting married’—Glory to God! Do it well!): Changing Tzotzil Discourses of Marriage.” Haviland is an anthropological linguist, with interests in the...

This talk draws on “raciolinguistic ” perspectives to explore how language and race were perceived, constructed, and invoked in a diverse urban elementary school in Los Angeles, California. Based on ethnographic and interactional data from a Spanish-English dual language classroom, the talk illustrates how “raciolinguistic...

H. Samy Alim (Education, Stanford University) Friday, June 3, 2016 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 H. Samy Alim is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, where he directs African & African American Studies (AAAS), the Center for Race,...

Friday, April 8, 2016/ 1:30-3:30 PM Education 1205 Graduate students in the UCSB Department of Linguistics will present their recent research at the intersection of language documentation and interactional analysis. "Tea Ceremonies and Consonant Mutation: Repetition in Nivkh Discourse as a Means of Preservation" Dibella Caminski  (Linguistics, UCSB) In this...

Monica Heller (Education & Anthropology, University of Toronto) Friday, April 17 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Monica Heller’s LISO talk is a special tribute to John Gumperz ,whose work focused in large part on the relationship between the making of social difference and the making...

Charles Bazerman (Education, UCSB) Friday, April 11 / 1:30 PM 1205 Education Bazerman proposes a new theory of writing and rhetoric which conceives writing as a form of situated social activity, typically displaced over time and space.  Because of these dislocations, understandings of genre and activity system are...

Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12 / 9:00 AM McCune Conference Room,6020 HSSB Featured plenary speakers: Marjorie Harness Goodwin (Linguistic Anthropology, UCLA), Kira Hall (Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder), Susan Speer (Psychology, University of Manchester), and Kathryn Woolard (Anthropology, University of California, San Diego) The LISO conference...

Ikuyo Morimoto (Graduate School of Language, Communication, & Culture, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan) Friday, May 3 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Morimoto's research examines language use and body behavior in multiparty social interaction both in everyday conversations and in institutional (judicial) contexts. She has been working on videotaped...

Peggy Szymanski (Xerox PARC) Friday, October 12 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Peggy Szymanski, an interaction analyst grounded in the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, is currently exploring practices around mobile telepresence – how people stay connected to their close friends and family as they go about...

17th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) Thursday- Saturday, May 12 - 14, 2011 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The LISO conference promotes interdisciplinary research and discussion in the analysis of naturally occurring human interaction. Papers will be presented by national and international scholars...

Galina Bolden (School of Communication, Rutgers University) Friday, April 29 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 This presentation examines the interactional construction of language competence in bilingual immigrant communities. The focus is on how participants in social interaction resolve problems of understanding that are demonstrably rooted in their divergent...

Nathaniel W. Dumas (Linguistics, UCSB) Friday, February 18 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Dumas's research focuses on the face-to-face and computer-mediated communicative practices of members of American Stuttering English Speech Communities and how their informal and formal routines afford the social construction and reconfiguring of a particular sociolinguistic,...

Friday, November 19 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 This panel discussion includes Bracha Nir (Communication Disorders, Haifa University) and Yael Maschler (Communication/Hebrew Language, Haifa University). Bracha Nir’s research interests include inter- and intra-genre differentiation, usage based approaches to discourse analysis and to language acquisition, and corpus linguistics. Between...

Friday, October 15 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 A discussion of "An overview of the question-response system in American English conversation" by Tanya Stivers (UCLA). To receive a PDF copy of the paper under discussion, contact Melissa Curtin (mlcurtin@linguistics.ucsb.edu). Moderator: Mary Bucholtz (UCSB). Discussant: Geoffrey...